Wild Women Expeditions Launches Earth Day Campaign
Wild Women Expeditions has announced a new Wild Womenkind campaign as
part of its Earth Day (22APR) initiatives to help protect endangered species.
“Respecting the special connection between women
and wildlife is the heart of our Wild Womenkind campaign to make the
world a kinder place for animals. On Earth Day we are raising the call to
protect threatened wildlife in the precious places we explore on our adventure
tours around the world,” said Jennifer Haddow, owner and director of Wild Women
Expeditions. “Empowering women to become leaders and change agents is critical
to sustaining the conservation movement worldwide.”
As part of
the campaign, the company will honour Jane Goodall’s 85th birthday
on 3APR by joining the Jane Goodall Institute ‘Forever Wild’ campaign and
donate 100% of the profits from its Tanzania Trek and Safari adventure program in
2019 in support of their campaigns to stop wildlife trafficking.
Goodall] embodies the kindness and devotion that is so needed in the world if
we hope to avoid the extinction of many endangered species and decimation of
our wilderness habitats. Our partnerships with the Jane Goodall Institute, the Borneo Orangutan
Survival Foundation and other community based organizations are central to our
WildWomenkind campaign, as we raise funds and awareness of critical wildlife
issues in communities where we travel,” said Haddow.
Orangutans A new trip for 2019, Untamed Indonesia, delves into one of the
world’s oldest (140 million years) rainforests located on the world’s third
largest island, Borneo. This is the traditional home of the great ape native to
Asia whose numbers are dwindling apace with habitat slashed and burned for
paper pulp and to clear land for palm oil production. Wild Women Expeditions
actively supports the work of BOS, the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
Tortoises Galapagos Islands Multisport Adventure brings Wild Women
Expeditions’ guests in close proximity to restore tortoise populations to their
historical distribution and numbers across the Galapagos. Also facing
endangered status here are Green Sea Turtles and Land Iguana. The company is a
member of the Galapagos Conservancy that conducts projects with the Galapagos
National Park Directorate to halt the extinction of these species.
Elephants On its Elephants, Treks, and Temples Tour, Wild Women Expeditions
supports an elephant project run by the Karen Hill Tribe women to protect
elephants that had been abused in an exploitative riding camp. Haddow’s company
helps fund the first elephant hospital in Thailand and it supports the campaign
of the Asian Captive Elephant Working group, a leading coalition of elephant
experts and conservationists. Tigers
Wild Women Expeditions’ India: Jungles and Jewels Adventure invites women to see
how tourism is one of the last hopes for tigers to escape the critically
endangered species list. By using women-only guides on all company itineraries,
the company hopes to empower these guides to become leaders in adventure travel
and conservation efforts in their home countries. In India, Wild Women
Expeditions is part of the TOFT tigers program and helps fund a community
program to stop poaching.
Important to Wild Women Expeditions’ commitment
to supporting wildlife is helping to sustain and restore wilderness regions
where endangered species abound. The Great Bear Rainforest Kayak Adventure showcases the Great
Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Here the company’s focus is on climate
justice. It is investing in a conservation economy through a planned
contribution of $10,000 to this valuable resource in 2019 by purchasing carbon
offsets. The company will donate offsets on all of its domestic flights on all
trips including staff travel. The primary recipient will be the Great Bear
Forest Carbon Project.